Well Buenos Aires was taking it's toll on us, not getting in till 8am then only having a few hours sleep before we were up again for the football, so we decided to escape for a few days to Uruguay. Alex, Terry and our lovely selfs decided to take the 3 hour boat over to Uruguay for a few days chilling out and to get another stamp in the passport.
We arrived in Colonia and got ourselves checked into a hostel before going for lunch and a little walk around the old cobbled streets. It was so different from the busy streets of BA, it actually felt like we had slipped back in time! Afterwards we went back and got some bicycles from the hostel and decided to go explore the old Bull fighting Stadium and the oldest church in Uruguay amongst other things. We were accompanied the whole day by a stray dog, that we called Fido, who would not leave us alone and even waited for us outside shops!
As we were cycling along Dani suddenly slowed down and whilst the boys were being boys and pullling wheelies we realised that she had a flat tyre! When we set off on the bikes we had to tell the hostel what number we had and she said to Alex 'Ooo you've got number 13', this is what is known as karma. We wanted to stop a truck or van and ask for a lift but the boys weren't having any of it so we had to push the bike back, well Terry did because he wanted to watch the football, but because of his directions we ended up missing it anyways.
That night we had intentions of going out but after we made a really nice tea for the boys, we sat in front of the wood fire with bottles of wine and decided to stop in. After sending the boys for more wine we just chilled out watching a couple of films, playing a few games and googling old school tv shows, we now all know the theme tune to the 'Littlest Hobo' as Alex became full on obsessed, lol!
The next morning we jumped on a bus to Montevideo and found a local cafe/bar to watch the Uruguay match, and luckily for us they won 3-0 and it went off!! All the locals went mad and as we left there were fireworks going off in the street, buses were beeping their horns constantly and people were driving through the street hanging out of the windows with flags and cameras... you would have thought they'd won the world cup not just a game! That night we had drinks in the hostel then went to a club and set off back to BA the next day. Definately a good decision to visit Uruguay =)